Bell metal ore, a sulphide of tin, copper, and iron; the mineral stannite.

(Bell"-mouthed`) a. Expanding at the mouth; as, a bell-mouthed gun. Byron.

(Bel"lon) n. Lead colic.

(||Bel*lo"na) n. [L., from bellum war.] (Rom. Myth.) The goddess of war.

(Bel"low) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bellowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bellowing.] [OE. belwen, belowen, AS. bylgean, fr. bellan; akin to G. bellen, and perh. to L. flere to weep, OSlav. bleja to bleat, Lith. balsas voice. Cf. Bell, n. & v., Bawl, Bull.]

1. To make a hollow, loud noise, as an enraged bull.

2. To bowl; to vociferate; to clamor. Dryden.

3. To roar; as the sea in a tempest, or as the wind when violent; to make a loud, hollow, continued sound.

The bellowing voice of boiling seas.

(Bel"low), v. t. To emit with a loud voice; to shout; — used with out. "Would bellow out a laugh." Dryden.

(Bel"low), n. A loud resounding outcry or noise, as of an enraged bull; a roar.

(Bel"low*er) n. One who, or that which, bellows.

(Bel"lows) n. sing. & pl. [OE. bely, below, belly, bellows, AS. bælg, bælig, bag, bellows, belly. Bellows is prop. a pl. and the orig. sense is bag. See Belly.] An instrument, utensil, or machine, which, by alternate expansion and contraction, or by rise and fall of the top, draws in air through a valve and expels it through a tube for various purposes, as blowing fires, ventilating mines, or filling the pipes of an organ with wind.

Bellows camera, in photography, a form of camera, which can be drawn out like an accordion or bellows.Hydrostatic bellows. See Hydrostatic.A pair of bellows, the ordinary household instrument for blowing fires, consisting of two nearly heart-shaped boards with handles, connected by leather, and having a valve and tube.

Bellows fish
(Bel"lows fish`) (Zoöl.) A European fish distinguished by a long tubular snout, like the pipe of a bellows; — called also trumpet fish, and snipe fish.

Bell pepper
(Bell" pep`per) (Bot.) A species of Capsicum, or Guinea pepper It is the red pepper of the gardens.

(Bell"-shaped`) a. Having the shape of a wide-mouthed bell; campanulate.

Bell jar
(Bell" jar`) (Phys.) A glass vessel, varying in size, open at the bottom and closed at the top like a bell, and having a knob or handle at the top for lifting it. It is used for a great variety of purposes; as, with the air pump, and for holding gases, also for keeping the dust from articles exposed to view.

(Bell"man) n. A man who rings a bell, especially to give notice of anything in the streets. Formerly, also, a night watchman who called the hours. Milton.

Bell metal
(Bell" met`al) A hard alloy or bronze, consisting usually of about three parts of copper to one of tin; — used for making bells.

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